Meditation &
Workshops

Sue has been teaching pregnancy and birth preparation in Melbourne since 2005. Workshops are inclusive of LGBTIQ+ individuals and couples.

Thrive

with Sue Power & Jo Watson

Support to build confidence and develop coping skills as new parents 

Calmbirth®

Practical and emotional birth preparation and education

Meditation

Explore the benefits of meditation in pregnancy and every day life

Thrive

Facilitated by Sue Power and Jo Watson.

Support to build confidence and develop coping skills as new parents 

** Please note during this time the THRIVE courses are being offered via an interactive online platform.  Even more now during enforced isolation finding ways to connect with each other is important as a new mother.  Please be in touch to see how we can best support you during this time.  What you will learn will greatly assist with managing the range of emotions experienced in this current climate of coronavirus. 

When embarking on this new journey of parenthood there can be challenging transitions and a range of emotions.  Our new programme THRIVE aims to provide a safe, non-judgemental and nurturing environment to build confidence and develop coping skills.  Over 9 weeks we explore a different theme that include mindfulness techniques to enable you to:

  • Navigate change with self-awareness and compassion
  • Be aware of your reactions and respond wisely and calmly.
  • Be present and connected with yourself, your baby and the community around you.

Themes include Creative and Intuitive Parenting, the Challenges of Parenting in this Current Era, Identity as Mothers and Self-discovery, Navigating and Nurturing Relationship Changes, Birth and Sex, Maintaining Life Balance and Wellbeing, Creating Community and Family Rituals.

Babies are welcome in the space as part of the course.  Open to any new mother or person who has given birth with babies from 0-6 months of age.  Numbers limited to a maximum of 12.

Cost: **new online cost is $255 (If you are experiencing financial difficulties please be in touch to discuss payment options).  The cost includes comprehensive notes, practices and access to guided relaxations. 

*** Until further notice there will be two courses  run online via an interactive conference call set up enabling us to all stay connected during these difficult times.  

Next courses start:    Thursdays from the 30th of April and Fridays from the 1st of May.  Both courses run over 9 weeks from 10am-12md (taking bookings now…) 

Calmbirth®

with Sue Power

Practical and emotional birth preparation and education

The calmbirth® philosophy is based on the belief that pregnancy, labour and birth are normal life events and that birth is a natural process. The calmbirth® workshops draw on contemporary birth physiology and neuroscience giving couples a greater understanding of the birthing process whilst aiming to understand and reduce fear and anxiety. With greater knowledge and understanding, women and their partners are able to feel confident to make informed decisions around their birth choices.

The workshops combine an understanding of the birthing process, the hormones of labour and birth and practical skills for managing pain, sensations and challenges of labour, that include breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques, positioning and massage. Life after birth and the transition to parenthood and the role of the partner/support is also emphasised.

The comprehensive course is complementary to all models of care – private or public, birth centre or home-birth and are not an alternative to the birthing choices you have already made. You will gain practical knowledge and skills whether this is your first or third baby, or hoping to achieve a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean (VBAC). Refresher classes are also available for subsequent pregnancies if you’ve completed the original course.

Classes are held at My Midwives, Brunswick

Cost per couple – $550 (for the two days) which includes the booklet, downloads and refreshments. ($150 non-refundable deposit to secure enrolment)

Weekend workshops run from 9am to approx 4.30pm over two days.

UPCOMING DATES

Please check the booking link below which will let you know if the course has any availabilities. 

 

2020

 

15th & 22nd of March (fully booked with waiting list) REGISTER HERE

*** Until further notice the next courses from April will be run online via an interactive conference call set up.  These courses are being offered at a reduced rate of $480.  Please be in touch if you are experiencing financial difficulties. 

4th & 5th of April   (Now Full) REGISTER HERE

2nd & 9th of MAY (spaces available) REGISTER HERE

24th & 31st of MAY  REGISTER HERE

Enquiries welcome for possibility of a June course online if isolation recommendations continues. 

19th & 26th of July REGISTER HERE

9th & 16th of August 

Meditation

Weekly 1hr mindfulness meditation practice during pregnancy

PLEASE NOTE MEDITATION IN PREGNANCY WILL NOT BE RUNNING AS OF THE 20TH OF DECEMBER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  

Insight Meditation Melbourne runs weekly meditation sits at Ceres Brunswick East, Mondays 7.15 to 9pm.  All are welcome. 

 

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